I learned something a few weeks ago: Canada is rad. Big, cold, and rad. A 2,000 mile road trip through interior BC yielded some incredible scenery, rowdy times w/drunk Canadians, exciting winter van-camping, fresh powder runs, and soothing solitude on the open road.
I met Ski-Buddy Luke and his GF Ana at Retallack Lodge just north of Nelson. Out in the middle of nowhere, this place is an oasis of steep lines, cold beer, and snow-cats; truly a skier’s paradise. It was awesome being around like-minded people who make skiing a priority. Most of the other guests had been to the lodge 6 or 7 times. What the hell took me so long to get my act together!? After 4 days at the lodge, I drove to Revelstoke and skiied the largest vertical in North America. They’re not kidding either; by the end of every run, I was begging for the lift. After that it was down to Fernie…which was a cool town, but the mountains was weird to me. In any case, it was refreshing seeing new places and exploring new roads. Satisfaction levels were high as I rolled back into SLC.
I took the SLR out one day and got a few ok shots. Man, taking a solid ski shot is tricky! But mostly, all I have to show for the trip are some iphone snaps. A few turned out blog-worthy.